Saturday, July 12, 2014

Roberto Cavalli Summer Inspired OOTD

How I love the Italian style, especially Roberto Cavalli. As much as I love a structured look in my clothing rotation, there is something about flowing chiffon and a bright color that makes me feel free.

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  For my weekender look my stylist for the day (my daughter AKA Little W) chose this dress from my closet. I had bought this and the necklace from La Bel Age Chateau. The floral print layered in-between the 70’s inspired prints give this maxi dress a rich, playful feel. The edges of the layers are enhanced by black crocheted lace which adds dimension to this summer staple look of Gypset.

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My necklace is a baroque style necklace with emerald and mirrored beads from Anthropologie. I don't think this style is still available unfortunately. 

Roberto Cavalli Style maxi Dress

My shoes are an old pair black gladiator sandals from Mossimo from I say give your summer a maxi with color burst and see what trouble you can get into.

Until Next Time
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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Forever 21 haul and Naughty Dog Game “The Last of Us”

I had wanted to try the Forever 21 Premium Make up line for awhile so I made a quick trip to Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego. I picked up the Mineral Blush, Lip and Cheek Stain, a Nail art graffiti kit, nail art brushes, Travel make up brushes, the eye brow makeup kit and some extras.

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The graffiti nail art polish was a fun idea, but it should have been obvious to me the nails on the box had been done by a professional. Yes even Cosmetologist get sucked in by the pretty pictures on the box and all profession judgment goes out the window or maybe I was on a gummy bear high, who knows. I gave the kit a try and it turned out ok. I will practice a little more to see if I can master the graffiti look (cuz it’s fun) but I can see why going to a nail art specialist like the ladies of Miss Pop Nail is really the way to go. Besides Miss Pop Nail’s cute vintage pin up look, this girl has cred. She has participated in NYFW and is a regular on YouTube. Of course she makes it all seem so easy, I know different Miss Pop Nail Lady!
The Polish in the Forever 21 nail kit stayed on my fingers for 3 day, through yard work and organizing and I
I had no top coat on! I forgot to apply it (OOPS!) The colors were easy to apply and the color payoff was great.

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The nail art tools in hot pink were a must purchase for me. My daughter told me I didn’t have the right stuff to do her Mickey Mouse Nail Design for our Disney trip so I bought the set. Now I know I’m not the best at art work unlike my brother, he is in animation with Naughty Dog Games, so I guess this means I’ll be watching Ellen and Dish on YouTube as my art school. 

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The Mineral Blush has a pretty great pigment payoff, however the Lip and Cheek Stains are a bust if you’re looking for good color. The stains are sheer and flake when layered. The cheek stain would be great for a no makeup, makeup look, possibly of the beach. 

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In my YouTube Haul Video I spill my thoughts on all the products and all the little extras so be sure to watch the Forever 21 Haul on my YouTube Channel. Please note most of these products are only available in-store not on line.
I would love to hear from you if you’ve used any of the other beauty products from Forever 21 and you’re likes and dislikes in the comments below.

Until we meet again


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Just Another Day of Mock Prada

Spring Red Dress Prada Inspired

I’m absolutely a Prada fan and love Miuccia Prada's ability to design for our time. Now I don't have the job I use to have that afforded me the Prada, Louis Vuitton and other luxury purchases I enjoyed and coveted, so I now look for pieces that have quality, construction and the fit I desire at a budgeted price. I have a list of favorite mid range designers and stores that help me with my hunting.

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 Why the Prada talk?  It's because I was obsessed with the simplicity of the Prada Spring 2014 collection. The collection inspired me to hunt for a Miuccia Prada inspired article of clothing. After some digging I came across this tomato red colored dress. The dress is a little big, but I like an oversize look right now.

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 I couldn't let this dress go, for $25.00 it was in the bag! ASOS, which is where I purchase said "Prada Dress"  has some great brands that design with quality fabrics. I will say at times the sewing is a bit off, but f**k, for the prices I'll bust out the sewing machine or go to the tailor for a $20.00 fit.
I decided to pair the dress with a Sporty heel look we've all been seeing for this springs fashion must have.I needed a smaller handbag today and this colorblock handbag was the perfect size for the quick errands I have to run today. This is a Danielle Nicole handbag design, last show in my Leather and Graphic OOTD black shoes beauty by sw blogspot
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ASOS Deep Plunge Shift Dress/  Aldo Sporty Shoes 

Danielle Nicole Handbag similar/  Le Bel Age Boutique 

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My fantastic, fun jewelry is from (yes again) Le Bel Age Boutique. Valerie is a master of the hunt and brings home to her followers the spoils of the stylist war. If you're ever in San Diego you must stop and shop this jewel of a boutique. Boutique like Le Bel Age and my curated list of shops help me in my hunt for fashions with a budgeted limit and now that my budget is limited I actually find the hunt for designer fashion inspired clothing more thrilling. The goal now is how to make my outfit look and feel as if it was a more high end design and of course still styled to my lifestyle and taste. Note: my style has a wide range depending on my mood. 

Happy Hunting Lovelies


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Desert Dwellers Its Not Just About Coachella

My favorite Desert Dwelling moments with my family

Sometimes it’s not just a Coachella Music Festival that brings people to a desert dwelling, sometimes its family. My grandmother is the young age of 87 (shown below) she lives in Indio just 5 mins from the Coachella venue, this makes for some interesting people watching around this time of year for her and the locals. For us this is a great time of year (season as it’s called), we try to relax, do some shopping, eat what we want, you know chill out. I thought I would share some pictures from our weekend with everyone.

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 We pretty much dwell in the comfort of the Viceroy Palm Springs on our desert visits. 

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Long pool days. Thankfully sock monkey is here

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Thanks for blocking the sun Mr. W

Coachella Fashion
Ranchers Hat Nordstrom on Sale now!

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 The Citrons food is amazing! I especially love the lemonade, as it is made to order fresh-fresh.
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RELAX! Forever 21 boots

Target crop top/Vintage Scarf my grandmas/Quay Glasses

One of my favorite shopping destinations is the Galleria on N.Palm Canyon Dr. 

and the Corridor is a very special little oasis on N. Palm Canyon.  Just Fabulous is a must Visit books and gift shop. I could sit and peruse all day. The Don Quixote metal art sculpture is fantastic (our dog is Don Quixote).
Hi I'm Quixote. What's your name cutie?
  After a long hot day some of the party goers just crash out at the hotel while the rest of us have a small bite in the Citron at the Viceroy. Oh living the life of a desert dweller is great.

I hope you've enjoy a glimpse into our family desert dwellers adventure, till our next adventure when we meet again.

Happy Hunting



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